Ah spring! As Gerard Hopkins would say, ‘Nothing is so beautiful as Spring’. Nothing beats spring season for me. Spring season signals the end of cold winter, colorful flowers start to bloom and for travelers, no more winter coat and layers of clothing when you go out. In Korea, there are numerous spring festivals including … More 2016 Taen Tulip Festival/2016년 태안 튤립 축제 – Spring Series in Korea
Cheonggyecheon (청계천) is another popular tourist attraction in downtown Seoul. It’s also a personal favorite. Locals and foreign tourists frequent this long stretch of recreation space which includes an 8.4 km stream flowing through downtown Seoul. It’s another fabulous place to people-watch as you can see office workers, couples, families, friends strolling around, tossing coins … More Cheonggyecheon/청계천 – Spring Series in Korea
More Changdeokgung pictures. If you’re not in a hurry, don’t miss the Secret Garden Tour. It has a separate entrance fee of 5,000 won. You can reserve a guided tour through their official website. Tip: Rent a hanbok (Korea’s traditional clothing) so you can enter any of the palaces for free.
Changdeokgung is one of my favorite palaces in Seoul aside from Gyeongbokgung. Changdeokgung or Changdeok Palace (궁 or”Gung” means palace) is one of the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. It was built during the reign of King Taejo in the 15th century. It features a public palace area, the royal residence and a … More Changdeokgung/창덕궁 (World Heritage Site) Part 1 – Spring Series in Korea
Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace was the main royal palace during the Joseon dynasty. It is located in northern Seoul and it is the largest of the five grand palaces built during the Joseon dynasty. It also house the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum. Entrance Fee: 3,000 won (closed on Tuesdays) … More Gyeongbokgung/경복궁 – Spring Series in Korea
One of my favorite destinations outside Seoul is The Garden of Morning Calm. The garden was conceptualized by Han Sang-kyung and was inspired by the poem of Sir Tagore who described Korea as “The Land of the Morning Calm”. The garden is the oldest private garden in Korea and features various festivals during different seasons: Spring: … More The Garden of Morning Calm – Spring Series in Korea
A French cultural village in Korea! Petite France is another theme park located in Gapyeong featuring colorful French-style buildings and a hall dedicated to the French author, Saint-Exupery. It is also a popular filming location of dramas including Beethoven Virus, Secret Garden and My Love from Another Star. Transportation/Directions: If you are taking the Gapyeong … More Petite France – Spring Series in Korea
Nami Island or Namiseom is perhaps one of the most popular tourist attractions outside Seoul. It is located in Chuncheon in Gangwon province, 63 kilometres away from Seoul. This man-made island is known to foreign tourists as the filming location of the 2002 drama Winter Sonata especially the popular Metasequoia footpath. How to get to Nami Island? … More Nami Island/Namiseom – Spring Series in Korea